Joanna Śmigielska-Kuzia

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PURPOSE The aim was to compare quantitative EEG analysis of REM sleep in children with Down syndrome (DS) and normal age-matched controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-one channel EEG of 21 patients with Down syndrome and 21 normal children, with ages ranging from 1 to 8 years, were submitted to quantitative analysis EEG of discharge-free epochs. The(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of antiepileptic therapy on antioxidant enzyme activity and lipid peroxidation in the erythrocytes of children with epilepsy. For this purpose, the activity of superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione reductase and the malondialdehyde concentration in 61 healthy children and 90(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the current study was the clinical and electroencephalographic (EEG) analysis of the brain bioelectrical activity in patients with myelomeningocele and internal hydrocephalus. MATERIAL AND METHODS The present study included 86 children (44 boys and 42 girls) with myelomeningocele. The children were aged 1-17 years (mean 7 +/- 4.4(More)
A prospective study was undertaken of 129 children with spastic cerebral palsy to clarify the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinical features of cerebral palsy. Low birth weight, asphyxia, prematurity, seizures, mental development, Gross Motor Function Classification System, and MRI findings were analyzed. Significant(More)
Epilepsy is rarely considered as a major component of Down syndrome. We evaluated the prevalence of epileptic seizures in 252 (97 girls and 155 boys) children and adolescents with Down syndrome evaluated at Department of Pediatric Neurology between 1994 and 2007. Results showed that 15 (6%) patients had epileptic seizures: 8 partial seizures; 1 infantile(More)
The oxidant-antioxidant balance disorders underlie a number of acute and chronic diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). It is believed that oxidative stress plays a role in the pathogenesis of migraine. The study objective was to assess the processes of lipid peroxidation with malondialdehyde (MDA) as its major indicator and to determine the(More)
Down syndrome (DS), or trisomy 21, is one of the most common autosomal mutations. The overexpression of the β-amyloid precursor protein gene, located on chromosome 21, causes an increased production of the specific amyloid. The current study is a continuation of our earlier investigations relating to the profile of metabolic changes in the frontal lobes of(More)
PURPOSE Evoked potentials were recorded in patients with DCD to evaluate the integrity the afferent pathways and to rule out the presence of any neurological lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two boys: 5 and 16 years old with recognized DCD were examined. Battery of tests: short-latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP), pattern-reversal visual evoked(More)
PURPOSE Low back pain (LBP) is common in adult population, and it is becoming a serious health concern in adolescents. On surveys, about every fifth child in the school-age reports LBP. The study objective was to analysis the natural history, risk factors, clinical symptoms, causes and diagnostic management in school-age children hospitalized with LBP. (More)
This prospective study determined metabolite profile in the left and right basal ganglia of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) compared with children without disabilities, by using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HMRS). Twenty-three patients with spastic CP (12 males, 11 females; mean age 11y 9mo [SD 4y 2mo], range 4-17y) were examined.(More)